Behçet's syndrome involving the gastrointestinal tract: a diagnostic dilemma in childhood

Stringer, D.A., Cleghorn, G.J., Durie, P.R., Daneman, A., & Hamilton, J.R. (1986) Behçet's syndrome involving the gastrointestinal tract: a diagnostic dilemma in childhood. Pediatric Radiology, 16(2), pp. 131-134.

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Behçet's syndrome is very rare in children, especially those under 10 years of age. Clinical and radiological features are described in 4 children, including 2 under the age of 5 years, with the syndrome. As in other pediatric cases reported, the incomplete form of Behçet's syndrome was present in each case. All 4 patients had oral and genital mucosal effects, arthritis and gastrointestinal and dermatological manifestations. Ophthalmological symptoms occurred in only 1 patient. Radiologically, the 4 cases demonstrated the spectrum of gastrointestinal involvement, from minimal irregularity and thickening of the terminal ileum to gross irregularity and deformity of the terminal ileum and cecum. Because of the difficulty in differentiating Behçet's syndrome from other forms of inflammatory bowel disease it is suggested that in children with gastrointestinal involvement, 3 major criteria be present before the diagnosis of Behçet's syndrome is made.

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ID Code: 90837
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: adult, arthritis, article, Behcet disease, cheek, child, eye disease, female, female genital system, gastrointestinal disease, human, infant, male, male genital system, mouth mucosa, pathology, preschool child, radiography, skin disease, ulcer, case report, diagnosis, digestive system, gastrointestinal radiography, joint, mouth, priority journal, small intestine, therapy, visual system, Behcet Syndrome, Child, Preschool, Eye Diseases, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Genitalia, Female, Genitalia, Male, Skin Diseases
DOI: 10.1007/BF02386637
ISSN: 0301-0449
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2015 01:25
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 01:25

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